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BMI Congratulates its 2017 IBMA Nominees

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From News, posted 8.18.17 The International Bluegrass Music Association has honored BMI affiliates with nominations across every musical category for their 2017 IBMA Awards. Hosted by Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, the 28th annual ceremony will be held at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina, on September 28.… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its DownBeat Critics Poll Winners

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From News, posted 6.28.17 Named after the “downbeat” in music also called “beat one” of a musical measure, DownBeat Magazine recognizes the best names in jazz, blues and every genre-bending style in between. This year, their legendary Critics Poll honored several BMI affiliates with these prestigious awards. Congratulations, all, BMI is so proud to… Read more...


BMI Salutes its 2016 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 2.16.16 BMI songwriters had an amazing night at the 58th GRAMMYs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, on Monday, taking home top awards across the board. Taylor Swift continued her ascendance by winning Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of The Year for 1989, Mark Ronson snagged Record of… Read more...


BMI Writers Receive Multiple GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.15.15 2015 proved to be another explosive year for BMI songwriters. In advance of the 58th Annual GRAMMY awards, BMI is very proud to congratulate all of our many affiliates who have earned impressive nominations for their musical contributions across a wide range of genres, including Taylor Swift and Maroon 5… Read more...


Taylor Swift Wins Album of Year at 2010 Grammys

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From News, posted 2.01.10 Taylor Swift capped off her past year of pop culture domination with four career-defining wins, including the coveted Album of the Year for Fearless, during the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, held Sunday, January 31 in Los Angeles. She and her producer, fellow BMI songwriter Nathan Chapman, took the stage, as… Read more...


Conversations: Béla Fleck & Earl Scruggs

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.06.09 Earl Scruggs died yesterday, March 28, in Nashville at age 88. In 2009, Mr. Scruggs talked with Béla Fleck about his legendary career. Are legends simply born, or are they made? In an exclusive interview for BMI MusicWorld, renowned bluegrass-jazz synergist Béla Fleck sat down with revered five-string banjo godfather… Read more...


Sheryl Crow, Eminem, Norah Jones Top Grammy Nominees List

From News, posted 1.06.03 BMI songwriter/artists Sheryl Crow, Eminem and Norah Jones lead the list of nominees for this year's Grammy Awards with five nods each. Nominees were announced today (1/7) at a press conference at New York's Madison Square Garden. The 45th Grammy Awards will be held on… Read more...


Sam Bush

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.16.01 Twenty-seven years ago, the producers of the first Telluride Bluegrass Festival began looking for magic. They had a terrific location. They had vision - some called it nerve. But something else was desperately needed. It didn't take them long to find it. For their second year, they booked New Grass… Read more...


Jerry Douglas

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.16.01 Dobro player-extraordinaire Jerry Douglas has won multiple Grammy Awards as both a producer and a performer. His latest album, Restless On The Farm, features cohorts ranging from Bela Fleck to Steve Earle in supportive roles. The flat-out truth is that whenever someone mentions the… Read more...


Béla Fleck Broadens the Banjo’s Appeal

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.28.01 It wouldn't be an exaggeration to state that genre-bending banjoist Béla Fleck has revolutionized his instrument's place in contemporary music. With his eclectic combo the Flecktones, Fleck - who recently won Grammy Awards in the categories of Best Contemporary Jazz Album (for his album Outbound) and Best… Read more...


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